Stormwater Task Force

Stormwater Task Force The Lower Rio Grande Valley TPDES Stormwater Management Task Force is a joint program between the Research, Applied, Technology, Education and Service (R.A.T.E.S.) and various municipalities all across the Rio Grande Valley to educate and improve how cities and civil engineers plan for stormwater management.

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REON

River and Estuary Observation Network (REON) The River and Estuary Observatory Network is a real-time observation and monitoring network. REON enables continuous monitoring of physical, chemical, biological and atmospheric data from New York’s Hudson, Mohawk, and St. Lawrence River watersheds via an integrated network of sensors, robotics, mobile monitoring and computational technology. The first generation...

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REON Cyberinfrastructure

REON Cyberinfrastructure The RATES Network Operations Center (NOC) houses the data­management Cyber Infrastructure (Cl). This includes assorted servers and software which automatically interface directly with each RATES­operated real-time data collection platform, process incoming data for archival in SQL databases, enable web-based data dissemination, and provide access to value-added modeling tool. A redundant. off­site backup system...

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High Frequency Radar

High Frequency Radar RATES' inventory includes short-, medium-, and long-range HF-Radar (CODAR) systems previously deployed and operated to provide surface current data along the Texas coast from High Island to Corpus Christi. Data from these systems was made available to the public via the NOAA National Data Buoy Center (https://hfradar.ndbc.noaa.gov/) to support vessel navigation, spill...

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WATERS

Water Analysis, Training, Education and Research Services (WATERS) The Water Analysis, Training, Education and Research Services analytical laboratory was established as a cooperative partnership between Western Kentucky University, Mammoth Cave National Park, the City of Bowling Green, and various local municipalities, and water, wastewater and stormwater utilities. By delegating personnel, equipment and other resources into...

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WTI

Water Training Institute (WTI) The Water Training Institute was established to address the nationwide workforce shortfall of qualified treatment plant operators due to factors including the en masse retirement of baby boomers and the tightening of regulatory requirements regarding the hands-on experience required prior to licensure. A Hybrid Experiential and Distance Learning Educational Model (HEDLEM)...

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LTSTF

Lower Rio Grande Valley Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Stormwater Task Force (LTSTF) The Lower Rio Grande Valley Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Stormwater Task Force (LTSTF) is a joint effort to develop a proactive regional approach to stormwater management. Our goals are to reduce stormwater pollution, protect the natural environment and benefit the community....

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FRRN

Lower Rio Grande Valley Flood Response and Resiliency Network (FRRN) The Lower Rio Grande Valley Flood Response and Resiliency Network (FRRN) is a regional and collaborative effort to develop a real-time stage height and stream flow monitoring network that is coupled with a near-real-time flood forecasting tool and integrated decision support system. Flood Early Warning...

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Water Wizard

Water Wizard Water Wizard is a Decision Support Framework developed specifically to enable engineers, managers, planners and other decision makers of small and mid-sized water, wastewater and watershed management systems to maximize productivity and efficiency. Water Wizard was conceived as a Rules-Based Decision Support System that provided recommended actions to operational decisions using a combination...

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WCEMT

Water Column Exposure Modeling Toolbox (WCEMT) The Water Column Exposure Modeling Toolbox (WCEMT) is a set of modeling tools developed to meet the needs of Natural Resource Damage Assessments (NRDA) for viable methods to assess ecological impacts of significant marine oil spills based on limited empirically obtained petroleum chemistry data. The developed modeling tools estimate...

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